DIY "Our Nest" Farmhouse Cushion

Have you all seen this gorgeous picture below from Liz Marie's blog before? 
For such a long time I have been crushing on her "Our Nest" cushion.

Then the other day I came across this fabulous post on Pinterest on How to Make a Sharpie Pillow.  It is so unbelievably cheap and easy to do.

And so I made my own cushion. And it cost me nothing!

First, I made my drop cloth envelope cushion cover from drop cloth I had on hand. I already had a spare insert as well.

Then I designed and printed out my lettering.

After cutting out the letters and measuring out my pillow size, I centred, evenly spaced and pinned my letters to the cover. 

I used a pencil to trace around my letters first. Then, with a permanent marker, I traced and coloured in my letters very lightly to give a faded effect. Lastly, I used a ruler to draw up my grain sack stripes and traced and coloured them also with my permanent marker.

To help the marker set I gave my cover a once over with the iron and it was ready to display. 

And I love, love, love it. I finally have my own Liz Marie style cushion!

:) Julie

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  1. I absolutely love what you've done!!!! I have one of the "Our Nest" pillows, but what I'd like to know is, did you make the numeric pillows? Did you use the same process? Please let me know.

    1. Hi Tess, yes, I made the numbered cushions too! I used a similar process, except I used regular acrylic paint and heat set them with the iron. I've had them for years and they have stood up to numerous washes. They are one of my favourite DIY's. Thanks for dropping by! Julie


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